Ship it!

Woo-hoo!  We did it. Today we are announcing that Windows Home Server has been released to manufacturing (RTM). We have finalized the software and now handing it off to our OEM partners. The evaluation version (with 120 day evaluation period) and the system builder version are also heading into the distribution channels and will be…

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The Broadband Conundrum

I have always wondered what it was (is) like to be one of the last ones to get access to electricity or to be able to have a telephone line at your house.  I own a piece of property that got access to electricity in 1940, telephone lines didn’t come until after World War II. …

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10 Computers & 10 Users

From time to time, people ask the home server team how and why we made certain decisions for the initial release of WIndows Home Server.  Currently, you can define 10 user accounts in the Windows Home Server Console and you can install the Windows Home Server Connector software on up to 10 home computers running…

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Lots of E-mail, so let’s talk about E-mail

Thanks for all of the great comments and e-mails over the last few days – it is hard to know where to start in answering all of the questions.  But, since this one often gets asked by 1 or more people …. “Why don’t you put Exchange in Windows Home Server?” There are a lot…

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Windows Home Server Power Pack 1

The first minor release of Windows Home Server was announced today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.  Power Pack 1, formerly code named “UR1”, will ship in the first half of 2008 and be made available to existing customers of Windows Home Server via Windows Update. Power Pack 1 has some great…

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Windows Home Server – Announcing Power Pack 2

We are pleased to announce Windows Home Server Power Pack 2.  Power Pack 2 fixes known issues and adds new features to improve the Windows Home Server experience.  Enhancements include: Improvements to remote access configuration, enhanced functionality for computers running Windows Media Center, and content streaming support for Windows Media Center Extenders.  Power Pack 2…

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Speaking of the number 10

Joel just posted an entry about the future. How in 10 years everyone will have a home server. Glenn Derene is right…the idea that homes everywhere will have at least one, always available, powerful computing node providing services for the other devices in the house…something that truly enables a rich platform for the home…is a…

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Home Computer Backup

Windows Home Server will automatically back up your home computers to your home server and allow you to easily restore the entire computer or an individual file or folder to a previous point in time. The Windows Home Server Backup solution uses an innovative system to back up only the data that has not already…

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Power Pack 1 – come and get it!

The team is pleased to announce that Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 has been released to manufacturing (RTM) and is now available on the Microsoft Download Center! The English version is available now and German, Spanish and French versions will be available on the Download Center soon. Windows Home Server customers who don’t download…

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The Market Speaks

Hi all…Joel Sider here.  I manage PR (Public Relations) for Home Server.  It’s great to see the blog getting going with visitors and comments.  One of the most exciting things about “unveiling” Home Server at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) last month was the response that began pouring in from potential customers.  The team had done the market…

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